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Social Workers (Annapolis, Digby, Yarmouth Counties)


Department: Community Services

Location: Annapolis, Digby, Yarmouth Counties

About Us


We’re hiring Social WorkersPlease click here to view our full job posting and apply today!


Several Permanent, Term, and Temporary opportunities are available today. If you are a soon to be graduate of your BSW/ MSW program, you are encouraged to apply! 


Whether you are at the beginning, end, or middle of your career, if you are seeking the opportunity to balance work, family, relaxation and responsibility, the rural communities of Annapolis, Digby and Yarmouth counties are for you.   We host a strong network of community organizations who enhance our living with their love of art, culture, sport and recreation.  Your senses can enjoy the smell of salty air, the taste of fresh seafood and locally produced wine, the sound of crashing waves and chirping birds, the feel of a lake or ocean swim and the view of a bright, star filled sky.  We have employment opportunities available in Middleton, Granville, Digby and Yarmouth.  


Granville District Office


In Granville, we currently have four (4) permanent positions – all which offer an opportunity to work from satellite offices in Digby and Middleton.  Here, we are a small office with approximate office space for 25 staff and home to three (3) Community Services programs who work collaboratively in providing client service.  If you were to ask an employee in Granville about the office, they would describe the office team and environment as having an inviting and inclusive atmosphere.   Together, the team recognizes holidays and major life events with a variety of activities, such as group lunches, decorated office spaces and random acts of kindness.  Over the years, many long-term friendships have been established between staff within and outside of the work environment. 


Yarmouth District Office


In Yarmouth, we currently have two (2) permanent and Four (4) term positions.  Our Yarmouth office is located in a Provincial building which houses a variety of programs and services.  The office has a convenient location, with proximity to retailers and restaurants.  The Yarmouth team frequently welcomes new graduates for work experience and employment, which speaks to the hospitable nature of this office.  Team meetings are regular and often include celebratory activities, sometimes as a small group and other times extend to include employees within the larger office setting.  Yarmouth offers a rural location to start or settle your career with access to all the necessary amenities.


Explore More


To further explore everything our beautiful communities have to offer you, learn more here:

Explore More: Annapolis Royal;

Explore More: Digby Area;

Explore More: Yarmouth & Acadian Shores


We guarantee, when you join our team as a Social Worker with DCS, you will have endless opportunity to positively impact the lives of vulnerable children and families. You will build everlasting relationships within your community, and work in an environment where you are supported to be creative and challenged. At the Department of Community Services (DCS) we are a large and diverse department where you have access to continued professional and personal growth and learning.  


What We Offer


  • Reimbursement for registration fees to the NS College of Social Workers.
  • Out of province applicants may be eligible to apply for moving expenses.
  • Ability to earn overtime and shift premiums for weekend and after hours work
  • Flexible working arrangements including modified work weeks and an ability to partially work from home.
  • Career possibilities and progression, career guidance and coaching, and ongoing training for every stage of your journey.
  • Rewarding and versatile work where you will see the impacts you make, in and around your communities.
  • Engaging workplace; you are respected, supported, listened to, and valued.


Based on the employment status, we also offer a wide range of benefits such as:


  • Employee and Family Assistance Programs (EFAP)
  • Travel and car allowance.
  • Three (3) weeks vacation to start, and annual pay progression.
  • Health, Dental, and Life Insurance.
  • Pension.
  • General Illness (Short and Long Term).

Click HERE TO APPLY and to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.


Pay Grade:  PR 09 - PR 15  

Salary Range:  $2,099.96 - $3,250.64 Bi-Weekly


Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


PLEASE NOTE: You must apply directly, HERE, to be considered. Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 


Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to